• May 2019

  • Thursday, 30 May 2019
    30 May 2019 9:00am - 30 May 2019 12:30pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne

    This event is chaired by:

    Ian Lulham, Deputy President and Director, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal

    VCAT – Powers, Practice & Procedure 

    This session is a must for all those who practice in the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal jurisdiction!

    Tribunals such as VCAT have no inherent jurisdiction. VCAT has original and review jurisdiction only. Our presenter will give an overview of VCAT’s jurisdiction, structure and limitations and outline in which circumstances VCAT is the most appropriate jurisdiction to initiate proceedings.

    Finally, the degree of formality involved in proceedings before VCAT varies considerably.

    This session is designed to build confidence when preparing documents to be submitted to and appearing before VCAT and will outline the mistakes you need to avoid.

    Presented by: Suzanne Kirton, Senior Member, Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal

    VCAT Evidence 

     

    Prepare and Presenting the Evidence:

    Practitioners must be aware of how to deal with documents and other forms of evidence before VCAT.

    This session will discuss everything you need to know when preparing and presenting your next case at VCAT to ensure you’re fully prepared to put your best evidence forward whilst remaining attentive of the unique practical and evidentiary consequences in this jurisdiction.

     

    Expert Evidence:

    This session will outline the rules and regulations for Expert Evidence in VCAT and will cover topics including:

    • The standard of proof test at VCAT;
    • What is the duty of an expert witness to the Tribunal?
    • What must an expert evidence report include;
    • Service, filing and format of an expert evidence report;
    • How expert evidence is given at a hearing including concurrent evidence?;
    • What happens if the expert witness changes his or her opinion?;
    • How is expert evidence given at a hearing?;
    • What is required from the expert when directed by the Tribunal for an ‘Expert Conclave’ and ‘Scott Schedule’;

    And more!

    Presented by: Eric Riegler, Deputy President, Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal

    Leave to Appeal VCAT Decisions 

    This session will outline the limitations and requirements when appealing VCAT decisions following the recent changes including procedures for instituting the appeal and the test for the grant of leave to appeal.  

    Our presenter will outline issues including:

    • The grounds of appeal and the ‘tests’ that apply;
    • Process of appealing;
    • The changes to s148 of the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal Act 1998 in relation to the appeals process;
    • The differences between Supreme Court and Court of Appeal;
    • Plus Case Update.

     

    Presented by: Adam Rollnik, Barrister, Victorian Bar

     

    3.0
    $390.00
    Filling Fast!
  • June 2019

  • Wednesday, 19 June 2019
    19 Jun 2019 9:00am - 19 Jun 2019 12:30pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne

    This event is chaired by:

    Guy Gilbert SC, Barrister, Victorian Bar

    Case Preparation at the AAT – Strategies, Techniques and What to Avoid When Representing Clients 

    The AAT reviews a wide range of decisions made under Commonwealth laws, including FOI Requests, Taxation, Workers Compensation, Child Support, Migration and Refugee decisions and the National Disability Insurance Scheme.  These decisions often affect disadvantaged and vulnerable people and the representation required of each individual can be unique and challenging.

    This session will take you through key strategies and practical tips for preparing a Review at the AAT. You will also be guided on the do’s and don’ts when representing your client more generally in this jurisdiction.

    Including a case update, this is a unique opportunity not to be missed.

    Presented by: Renee Sion, Barrister, Victorian Bar

    Appeals and Rights in the AAT – Your Options Are Limited 

    If a party is aggrieved by a decision of the AAT there is limited avenue for appeal from the AAT to the Federal Court.

    This session will guide you through the process of appealing AAT decisions to the Federal Court including:

    • Proper basis for appeal;
    • Likelihood of Final or Interlocutory Appeals;
    • Relevant timelines;
    • Drafting essential documents for appeal process;
    • Costs consequences for parties;
    • Stay Orders and consequences for your client, particularly in relation to Workers Compensation Claims.

    A must for all those practising in the AAT jurisdiction.

    Presented by: Julie Zhou, Barrister, Victorian Bar

    The Current State of Administrative Law and Judicial Review in Australia 

    This session includes a case update and is presented by an esteemed panel. Our presenters will delve into the current state of Administrative Law, Judicial and Merits based Review, and the role of the AAT.

    Topics to be discussed include:

    • Procedural fairness principles dealt with by the court versus limitations on procedural protections introduced by parliament (especially in the context of migration law cases);
    • Is it fair for the independence of the Tribunal to be called into question when Members are appointed by the current Government, without community consultation?
    • The limits and challenges of administrative law and judicial decision making;
    • Administrative law and the future – Dark or bright?

      This is a not to be missed session.

    Presented by: Lisa-Maree Lo Piccolo, Barrister, Victorian Bar

    Mary Cameron, Legal Practitioner, Mary Cameron

    and

    Georgina Costello, Barrister, Victorian Bar

     

    3.0
    $390.00
  • Thursday, 20 June 2019
    20 Jun 2019 9:00am - 20 Jun 2019 5:00pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne

    Improve your advocacy skills and techniques. This program includes:

    • Case concept and preparation
    • Preparation of applications
    • Persuasion techniques
    • Submissions (including closing submissions)
    • Examination-in-chief
    • Cross examination
    • Re-examination and making submissions

    Participants will have an opportunity to practice these techniques and skills using a case study. Feedback from experienced advocates is designed to increase your confidence and ability to deal with the challenge of real life advocacy. This is a practical workshop.

     

    6.0
    $645.00
  • August 2019

  • Friday, 2 August 2019
    2 Aug 2019 9:00am - 2 Aug 2019 3:30pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne

    Experienced instructors will lead participants through the essential skills of when to plead, how to prepare and present an efficient plea in mitigation and the calling of character witnesses.

    This workshop is designed for legal practitioners who practice or intend to practice criminal law, particularly in the Magistrates Court. Case studies will provide a rare and exciting opportunity for participant role play, discussion and guidance from the presenters. This workshop is not to be missed.

     

    5.5
    $495.00
  • Monday, 12 August 2019 - Tuesday, 13 August 2019
    12 Aug 2019 9:00am - 13 Aug 2019 3:30pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne

    Develop your skills and increase your confidence in a general tribunal context.

    This two day program includes a thorough overview of evidence in tribunals and fundamentals of cross examination, as well as extensive general tips and techniques.

    A series of fact scenarios give participants the opportunity to perform various submissions, moot and cross examination performances. Individual feedback is provided by our experienced presenters together with practical tips for appearing in VCAT. Leo Cussen Centre for Law, in collaboration with VCAT, have put together a DVD designed specifically for the workshop.

    This is an improved course and is not to be missed.

     

         

    Presented by: Darren Bruno, Barrister, Victorian Bar and Kate Bowshell, Barrister, Victorian Bar

    11.0
    $695.00
  • October 2019

  • Friday, 25 October 2019
    25 Oct 2019 9:00am - 25 Oct 2019 5:00pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne

    Improve your advocacy skills and techniques. This program includes:

    • Case concept and preparation
    • Preparation of applications
    • Persuasion techniques
    • Submissions (including closing submissions)
    • Examination-in-chief
    • Cross examination
    • Re-examination and making submissions

    Participants will have an opportunity to practice these techniques and skills using a case study. Feedback from experienced advocates is designed to increase your confidence and ability to deal with the challenge of real life advocacy. This is a practical workshop.

     

    6.0
    $645.00
  • November 2019

  • Tuesday, 12 November 2019 - Wednesday, 13 November 2019
    12 Nov 2019 9:00am - 13 Nov 2019 3:30pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne

    Develop your skills and increase your confidence in a general tribunal context.

    This two day program includes a thorough overview of evidence in tribunals and fundamentals of cross examination, as well as extensive general tips and techniques.

    A series of fact scenarios give participants the opportunity to perform various submissions, moot and cross examination performances. Individual feedback is provided by our experienced presenters together with practical tips for appearing in VCAT. Leo Cussen Centre for Law, in collaboration with VCAT, have put together a DVD designed specifically for the workshop.

    This is an improved course and is not to be missed.

    11.0
    $695.00
  • Monday, 18 November 2019
    18 Nov 2019 9:00am - 18 Nov 2019 3:30pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne

    Experienced instructors will lead participants through the essential skills of when to plead, how to prepare and present an efficient plea in mitigation and the calling of character witnesses.

    This workshop is designed for legal practitioners who practice or intend to practice criminal law, particularly in the Magistrates Court. Case studies will provide a rare and exciting opportunity for participant role play, discussion and guidance from the presenters. This workshop is not to be missed.

     

    5.5
    $495.00